Smart Woman: New Epilepsy Device Helps Prevent Seizures

Smart Woman: New Epilepsy Device Helps Prevent Seizures

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device to help epilepsy patients who don't respond to medications
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device to help epilepsy patients who don't respond to medications. About 40 percent of people with epilepsy continue to struggle with seizures despite drug treatment.

The RNS Stimulator device is implanted under the scalp and sends tiny electrical impulses to nerve cells in the brain to stop seizures before they happen.

While it's not a complete cure, the device can reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in patients. 

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